10 Years Later: Was the Pontiac Aztec So Bad?

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Pontiac Aztec

10 Years Later: Was the Pontiac So Bad?

At the beginning of the last the sport utility vehicle was the bread and butter of the auto Wanting load-hauling abilities the gutless performance potential of the customer interest in SUVs or crossover vehicles required automaker to present one such into the marketplace.

For summer of General Motors were to add a crossover vehicle their car-based Pontiac brand. The Aztec was introduced in the 2001 year was a potential ace in the hole for a slice of the emerging market. as we look at the auto brand in some critics would consider the Aztec as the harbinger for recent demise. Tim Magazine judged the Pontiac Aztec as of the most cars of all time#8217;.

Could this really been the case or is the Pontiac a misdirection of automotive hate.

back 10 years, you probably the high-profile roll out of the 2001 Aztec on the first season of the hit series Survivor. Sporting such as all-wheel drive system, a rubberized rear floor and even a tent the Aztec wanted to be unlike any vehicle on the road.

Providing some eye-catching attributes, the list price of the Aztec was quality as attractive a well-loaded model available for $25,000. So where did the Aztec go in appealing to the American driving

The dominating source of criticism was the exterior styling. The production Aztec was founded on the design of a concept vehicle which car styling over a sport stature. A new concept with remaining truck-based behemoths, the vehicle was still a product has yet to determine the tasteful balance both artistic qualities.

Resulting in an appearance which has the market, the Aztec would be for using too much car inspiration in what appearance like a hatchback. Another design which injured the Aztec#8217;s was a tired use of a gray body This styling cue worked on through the 1980s and maybe the early 1990s but the presence on a model year crossover did not capture admiration.

Replaced with colour-matching mouldings from 2002 and on, the after 1 year also sat for Pontiac. Personally, I was never a critic on the Pontiac Aztecdesign preferring something to a rebadged Chevrolet (Much the of the Pontiac Aztec#8217;s successor, the I even find it interesting at the all-new Acura ZDX almost reminded of the Aztec.

Pontiac Aztec

Hoping to new buyers, the Aztec#8217;s customer#8217;s resulted in the vehicle transporting in suburbia. Falling short of sales expectation, the Aztec did 108,449 units between the model years. With being a brand focused on a passionate on-road driving the addition of the crossover could immediately been viewed as a and a difficult sell.

From 2001-2005, the Pontiac was the most ridiculed showroom 10 years after the crossover was listed for sale, was the criticism founded? Among all the Aztec there are also admirers or Aztec warriors. The Pontiac continue to enjoy the unconventional which reignites feelings of tastes.

Over the decade, Pontiac Aztecs are still strong with relatively few In fact, the only recall to be served was on 2001 models for an air bag Overall, these are not characteristics of the car of all-time.

Perhaps the least loved fans of the Aztec is again of love being in the eyes of the

Information Source: General Time Magazine

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